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Rosea Flore Pleno

Crataegus laevigata
Rosea Flore Pleno has received the RHS Award of Garden Merit

Rosea Flore Pleno is small hawthorn featuring dusky pink double flowers. The leaves are dark green, turning yellow in autumn, and accompanied by small red haws.

As with most forms of the species Crataegus laevigata, the branches are protected by short thorns.

Rosea Flore Pleno hawthorn trees for sale

  • 11-year bare-root tree £34.50
    Large size (3m-5m after 10 years)
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  • 22-year pot-grown tree £58.00
    In a 12L pot
    Large size (3m-5m after 10 years)
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How to grow

If you have rabbits in the vicinity be sure to protect the trees, as rabbits like to eat young hawthorn bark.

If planting 1-year bare-root hawthorns, cut the main stem at about 1.5m - 1.75m to stimulate side shoots the following year. Pot-grown trees have already had this formative training at the nursery and do not need pruning.

Rosea Flore Pleno characteristics

  • AwardsRHS AGM (current) 1993
  • Growth habitUpright-spreading / Vase
  • Height after 10 years3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • SunlightTolerates shade
  • PruningLight prune
  • Site conditionsCoastal siteOccasional flooding
  • WildlifeAttractive to birds
  • Flower colourPink
  • Flower formDouble flower (25-50 petals)
  • Flowering monthMay
  • Leaf colourGreen

Similar varieties

  • Crataegus laevigata
    Paul's Scarlet
    Similar to Rosea Flore Pleno, but the double flowers are a darker red.
  • Crataegus laevigata
    Plena
    Similar to Rosea Flore Pleno, but the double flowers are white.

What will it look like?

Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied. Approximate girth: 6/8cm. Trees should reach their mature height after about 10 or more years. We may also have 1-year bare-root trees of this variety - they are not shown here.

Crataegus laevigata Pauls Scarlet hawthorn